Local church offers unique shopping experience

Posted at 6:17 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 19:49:15-05

For families facing hard times, it can be a struggle to accommodate the clothing needs of growing kids.

That's why lots of charities rely on second-hand goods to help our neighbors in need.

But one local church is focused on helping single moms and kids feel the joy of getting something brand new. 

"We can do our best to create that unique personal shopping experience," Chad Rieselman, lead pastor at Lumber City Church. 

The church is hosting a women and kids clothing sale at the Hope Center in North Tonawanda on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to help single moms who may be struggling. 

Rieselman says the church's mission is to make quality women and kids clothing affordable for everyone. 

"These folks can have the same sort of shopping experience that you or I would at a higher level retail experience," he said. "We believe they deserve that same level of dignity even if they have less access to it."

Rieselman says it aims to fill in the gap of sustainable sources of retail locations to buy good quality name brand clothing.

Members of the church donated nearly 2,000 items for the sale. From shoes, bags, winter accessories, and women and kid clothing, everything is less than $20. 

There will also be different social service providers to help the community get to connected to services, such as counseling, legal, or sign up for home heating assistance.

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